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Leucadia’s MainStreet Association readies for upgrade

LEUCADIA — The local Leucadia 101 MainStreet Association held its annual membership meeting March 3 at Encinitas City Hall.
The all-volunteer board and Program Manager Paula Kirpalani were in attendance. The meeting, led by Leucadia 101 President Steve Shackelton, highlighted the key and growing role of the Leucadia 101 MainStreet Association sister associations the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet and Cardiff 101 MainStreet.
They also discussed the local history of Leucadia and Highway 101 and the new businesses coming to Leucadia. Also presenting was Diane Langager, senior planner at the city of Encinitas and the planner in charge of the Leucadia 101 Streetscape Plan-project.
The project will enhance the streetscape of the old Coast Highway 101 corridor and is intended to make for a more pedestrian-friendly downtown and safe biking community that is less vehicle-centric. The first 101 of the more than 900 new trees to be planted along the Coast Highway 101 corridor is scheduled to be planted in June 2011, commemorating the launch of the project, according to Langager.
For more information, visit To become a member of Leucadia 101 MainStreet Association or to donate to the project, call the Leucadia 101 Main Street Association at (760) 436-2320.